What is Intermediate anyway?

Like many sewing establishments, we list our classes by skill level. But how do you define skill in this wide world of sewing? I have been sewing for 15 years and am probably a solid intermediate sewist with guts. Here are my thoughts, on what it takes to fall into one of these categories, and … Continued

Autumn’s Wish List

by Autumn Lapour! 1. Fasturn My life was changed when it comes to making straps of any kind when Lupine showed me the magic of the Fasturn turning tools.  No more safety pins and too much time.  Turning a strap takes just a few seconds with the turning tools.  I just wish I had my own set at … Continued

My, what a busy weekend

This weekend is a busy one at Modern Domestic. We will have our usual friday night fun, followed by a busy Saturday including the first session of the Asymmetrical Wrap Skirt, Ties for Tying, and the Portland Modern Quilt Guild Sewing Night. Sunday is busting at the seams with classes as well. Susanna Scott will … Continued

More from Sally

Have a look at what Sally has to say over at bolt neighborhood about double needles. She has demonstrated their amazing abilities in all of her knit classes at MD. The experience of using one of these twin needle wonders is thrilling for the sewist and  results in professionally finished garments even for beginners. Sometimes … Continued

Sundays with Sally

We have a regular Sunday date with the talented Sally Hess at Modern Domestic. She is here nearly every week teaching something. Last week it was the Good Night and Get Lucky: Camisole and Panties class, this week it is the T-Shirt class. Nearly every week, she is here at MD sharing her love of … Continued

Shirts for you, pants for them.

This week at Modern Domestic, there are a few spaces available in a couple of popular classes. Sally Hess has added not one but two sessions of her ever popular T-shrit class and one of those sessions starts Tuesday. This class will get you making some awesome shirts on a sewing machine, you can also … Continued